Okay, NOW I'll ramble. Watch out for spoilers.
So! If you have read all three Leviathan books, you are used to those momments when Deryn is oh!-she's-so-close-to-tell-Alek-she's-a-girl-but-never-really-does
And in a momment of impatience, I doodled this up.
I actually love how Scott Westerfeld worked that out. Alek finding out by himself. Sort of. Bovril helped.
And so I figured Bovril should help both Alek and Deryn in this comic. Only Alek was too oblivious to notice, even with the loris climbing all over him in a cute way. Again.
EDITED TO ADD:
I put goggles on Alek to make it more steampunk
Leviathan and its characters belong to Scott Westerfeld